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Sergio Marchionne

Autonomous cars 5 years out, says Sergio Marchionne

The outspoken CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] said in an interview that fully autonomous cars are about five years away from legal road use, not a couple of decades as others have suggested. Sergio Marchionne, whose company is now working directly with Google to develop a self-driving... read more

May 10, 2016 by
 
Quality control at Porsche

Porsche provides inside look at its quality control

Porsche makes some of the world's most advanced and complex vehicles, but the automaker has long prioritized quality over quantity. To illustrate that, the Stuttgart-based... read more May 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla targets 90,000 cars this year, 500,000 as early as 2018

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has said multiple times it plans to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020, but now the company believes it may hit that goal a little... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Suspended Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz resigns

Another senior executive placed on suspension following the revelation of the Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions cheating has stepped down. Porsche confirmed its... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] have confirmed a partnership in the area of autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Google’s autonomous car... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Sergio Marchionne named Ferrari CEO

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] has named current Chairman Sergio Marchionne as its new CEO. Marchionne takes over from Amedeo Felisa, who is retiring after 26 years at the company and... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi clears U.S. models from fuel economy scandal

Mitsubishi says the cars, trucks and SUVs it has sold in the United States are not affected by the fuel economy scandal that has rocked its home office in Japan. In a release... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
New Audi R8 LMS race car wins 2015 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours

Report: Russian billionaire acquires rights to Nürburgring

The speed limits that have dogged the Nürburgring for the last 12 months are now a thing of the past, but there’s already new drama surrounding the famous German... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google, carmakers, ride-sharing services team up to expedite autonomous cars

The list is a who's who of autonomous driving: Google, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Volvo, Uber, and General Motors Company-backed [NYSE:GM] Lyft have all banded together to... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Geely logo and Volvo logo

Report: Geely to go global with new Volvo-based brand

Chinese automaker Geely may be about to introduce a new mainstream brand selling cars developed with Volvo. Since acquiring the Swedish automaker from Ford Motor Company... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW reaches deal with U.S. regulators over diesel scandal

Volkswagen in a San Francisco court yesterday reached a deal with regulators in the United States over its diesel emissions scandal that affects more than half a million... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Mitsubishi eK

Mitsubishi raided after it admits to overstating fuel economy

Mitsubishi falsified fuel economy information on a pair of small cars it builds for its home market, the automaker said this week. While the Japanese automaker isn't the... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW may buy back diesels, offer $5,000 to owners

According to a report from Reuters, Volkswagen and United States regulators have reached an agreement on the "Dieselgate" issue that has plagued the company for months. The... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Alfa Romeo Giulia job one

Alfa Romeo Giulia production gets underway in Italy

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is finally in production. The first examples rolled off the line yesterday at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] plant in Piedimonte San... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Dutch look to ban gas, diesel car sales by 2025

The parliament of the Netherlands has passed a motion which would require that all new cars sold by 2025 will have to be electrified in some way, rather than fueled solely by... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
 

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